Anyone into bonsai? i have been growing bonsai trees since i was about 12. ive had a few for like 12 years or so also. i'll post one pic of a tree i have, but it is in a different location, and at a different time for security reasons.
this is a dawn redwood. its a deciduous conifer recently disovered in China (like in 1948) manyu fossil specimens were known previously. anyhow this rare tree is a metasequoia, much like the sequoia genus (coast redwood) and sequoiadendron (sierra redwood or gian sequoia). this particular tree is probably 10 years old, and while it will continue to grow in diameter, its height will be maintained, giving the tree the look of a maturee sequoia (i hope) this is a very rewarding artform, that i find just as rewarding (if not more) than growing fine buds. bonsai trees are capable of outliving their wild cousins and may live indefinitely as the stunting process prevents the tree from passing into old age. also pictured is Abby, a felis domesticus.